A feature length documentary directed by Þorfinnur Guðnason and Andri Snær Magnason, based on Magnason’s book Dreamland – a Self Help Manual for a Frightened Nation.
How much unspoiled nature should we preserve and what do we sacrifice for clean, renewable energy? Dreamland gradually turns into a disturbing picture of corporate power taking over small communities. Dreamland is a film about a nation standing at cross-roads. Leading up to the country’s greatest economic crisis, the government started the largest mega project in the history of Iceland, to build the biggest dam in Europe to provide Alcoa cheap electricity for an aluminum smelter in the rugged east fjords of Iceland.
Dreamland won the EDDA Award for best Icelandic Documentary in 2009 and travelled many of the main Documentary festivals of the world. The cinematic release broke the records of Documentary film attendance in Iceland that it still holds.
Go here for more information about Dreamland, screenings, festivals and reviews: www.dreamland.is
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The film is available here from Indiepix in the US.
The soundtrack by Valgeir Sigurðsson has been released. More information and a musical trailer here.